The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have been in existence since 2007 and are growing every year.

Take the time to read more about the past winners of the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards and their amazing stories.

You can also download images from the past winners and all nominees from each of the Gala Award celebrations by year.

Honour Board – Past Award Winners by Year

 

2020 Awards

Winner

2020 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Harpreet Kaur Dhillon
2020 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Kim Hill
2020 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Amelia Butler
2020 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Foodbank NSW & ACT Distribution Centre volunteers and the Mid-South Coast Wires volunteers
2020 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Andrew Bredin
2020 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Greater Charitable Foundation
2020 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award Kylie Elliott

2020 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Kim Hill

 

Award

Winner

2019 Awards

2019 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Sonia Sharma
2019 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Robert Fitzgerald
2019 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Alba Tohamy Kadous
2019 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Dignity Dishes
2019 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Vicki Thompson
2019 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Qantas Cabin Crew
2019 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award Oscar Mussons

2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Robert Fitzgerald

2018 Awards

2018 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Aimee Caulfield
2018 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Wendy Dalton
2018 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year George Tillett
2018 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Beyond Barbed Wire Volunteer Mentors
2018 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Gemma Marshall
2018 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Pfizer CARES Australia
2018 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award Colin Lott

2018 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Wendy Dalton

2017 Awards

2017 NSW Young Volunteer of the Year Tia Brennen
2017 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Judith Barry
2017 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Beverley Kerr
2017 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Armidale Learner Driver Mentor Program Team
2017 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Robyn de Szoeke
2017 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year NRMA Outback Links
2017 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award Mary Leehane

2017 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Beverley Kerr

2016 Awards

2016 NSW Student Volunteer of the Year Holly Johnson
2016 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Ben Matthews
2016 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year David Digges
2016 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Sandra McDonald
2016 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Women in Prison Advocacy Network Volunteer Mentors
2016 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Chris Bond
2016 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Salesforce
2016 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award Royal Rehab
2016 Outstanding Contribution Award Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA)
2016 Outstanding Contribution Award NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)
2016 Outstanding Contribution Award NSW State Emergency Service (SES)

2016 NSW Volunteer of the Year

David Digges

2015 Awards

2015 NSW Student Volunteer of the Year Tegan Butts
2015 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Joshua Osborne
2015 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Mark Rushton
2015 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Eleanor Blows
2015 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Sailors with disABILITIES / Winds of Change
2015 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Melissa Booth
2015 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year The Atlassian Foundation
2015 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award DigiVol
2015 Lifetime Achievement Award The Holocaust Survivor Volunteer Guides, Sydney Jewish Museum

2015 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Mark Rushton

2014 Awards

2014 NSW Student Volunteer of the Year Christopher Evans
2014 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Emily Smith
2014 NSW Adult Volunteer of the Year Karen Lindley
2014 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year David Abrahams
2014 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Broken Hill Women’s Auxiliary R.F.D.S
2014 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Kate Boyle
2014 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Tradies’ Volunteers
2014 NSW Excellence in Volunteer Management Award SPARK

2014 NSW Volunteer of the Year

David Abrahams

2013 Awards

2013 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Dominic Lynch
2013 NSW Highly Commended Corporate Volunteer of the Year Ken Bellette
2013 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Emerge Volunteer Mentor Team of ANZ
2013 NSW Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management Award Taronga Conservation Society Australia
2013 NSW Highly Commended Volunteer Team of the Year Cootamundra Creative Arts and Cultural Centre Committee
2013 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Macarthur Zone RAFT Brigade
2013 NSW Highly Commended Youth Volunteer of the Year Alexa Pelkowitz
2013 NSW Highly Commended Youth Volunteer of the Year Andrew Horne
2013 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Trent Thomas
2013 NSW Highly Commended Senior Volunteer of the Year Basil Turner
2013 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Dr Howard Ralph

2013 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Kenneth Bolt

2012 Awards

2012 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Michael Cluff
2012 NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Ausgrid Regional Employee Community Committee
2012 NSW Highly Commended Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management Award Wendy Edmonds
2012 NSW Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management Award Manning Support Services
2012 NSW Highly Commended Volunteer Team of the Year Louise Moule
2012 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Carevan Albury
2012 NSW Highly Commended Youth Volunteer of the Year Matthew Kirkham
2012 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Michaela Collins
2012 NSW Highly Commended Senior Volunteer of the Year Norma Palmer
2012 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Megan Etheridge

2012 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Andrew Heslop

2011 Awards

2011 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Richard High
2011 NSW Excellence in NFP Volunteer Management Award Bathurst Information and Neighbourhood Centre (BINC)
2011 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Broadmeadow’s Samaritans Friendship House
2011 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Loki Ball
2011 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Margaret Hardy

2011 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Ralph Naden

2010 Awards

2010 NSW Employee Volunteer of the Year Rodney Lowe
2010 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Warrawong Community Kitchen Lunch Volunteer Team
2010 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Timothy Bayl
2010 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Bill Phippen

2010 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Graham Symes

2009 Awards

2009 NSW Employee Volunteer of the Year Nigel Dearinger
2009 NSW Volunteer Team of the Year Timehelp Holroyd Volunteer Team
2009 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Hayden Zammit
2009 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Thea Batterham

2009 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Liz Mullinar AM

2008 Awards

2008 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Karen Carmichael
2008 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Krystle Marsh
2008 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Lorraine Clark

2008 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Shu Fen Wang

2007 Awards

2007 NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year Amanda Grant
2007 NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year Amanda Grant
2007 NSW Senior Volunteer of the Year Laurie Smith

2007 NSW Volunteer of the Year

Mary Mamour

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